The challenge for this house was to get a double volume space done in the living room and to get more skilled with building a second floor and fitting stairs. As I also challenged myself to use an environment not used before, the house turned out to be a country house on the brink of a forest. The style is a more modern country chic with lots of wood tones and natural materials.
Cover & Introduction
This part of the outside deck was covered with a roof and has direct access to both the kitchen and living areas.
The table is rustic and the meal is fresh from the oven, basic and earthy!
This is the outside deck with seating and eating areas. Smell the fresh air and hear the leaves rustling in the trees! See how autumn is coloring the countryside in the warmest of colors!
The master bathroom has natural wood vanities and the muted colors of the natural earth.
DRinking morning coffee, eating breakfast, lunch and dinner! a Place to start and end the day!
This pictures show off the connection between the roofed and open decking. Trees were planted on the decking area for extra shade, but for the rest, the forest is talking. And of course Nelson has his day!
In the double volume area of the living room, they kept the red brick from the outside and paired it with lots of wood tones to create a warm and cozy atmosphere and bring some modern chic into the country house.
Lots of wood tones were layered to create a very interesting and natural feel to the house.
The space has a connection to the outside from all sides and direct access to the outside from the big sliding doors in the living area. Floor cushions by the fire and the smell of burning wood in the fireplace, candles on the table.......
Rustic wood on the sliding doors, good quality linen on the comfy chairs, baskets and throws and the a little chic modern touch, the little head statue on the side table.
The fireplace wall was kept simple and earthy!
The big table in the dining area, ready to receive guests. In this country house meals are a celebration of love and of all that is good and natural and healthy.
And that is the glorious views to the outside.....into the auburn forest in which this house made herself stand!
This is the second, smaller bedroom on the first floor. Again the use of the different wood tones, and the deep earthy green to ground the space in the forest where it is coming from.
A little modern country twist.....the art on the wall combined with the wood tones in the room and the old leather on the seating.
This is the entrance to the master bedroom, which also poses as the dressing area. Ample storage! wood tones to carry the theme through the whole house.
In the master bedroom the deepest of brown mixed with all the other tones and the rustic wood on the bedside tables. The room is basic and deep, though feminine and modern with the choice of artwork and the softness on the bed. It all speaks to the heart!
This kitchen is on the side of the house in a little spot of it's own. It has direct access to the outside living spaces........and to the countryside and the lovely forest. In this kitchen cooking is not a chore, but a healthy lifestyle and a labor of love.
The second bathroom is on the first floor and also can be used by guests as a powder room. It was kept neutral with just the natural wood tones as the stars of the show.
On the side of the rom is a small office area where admin can be done. The modern touch of the artwork on the wall are so speaking of the taste of the homeowner.....bringing the modern chic into the country house.
From here the views out into the countryside and the forest is magnificent.
This is where the bottom floor ends up in a small lounge on the top floor.
This speaks of a deep, dark forest...with wood tones and gorgeous mood lighting.
The front entrance of the house where this little chic corner meets you to make you feel welcome!